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Old 09-23-2017, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Doesn't look like it is on sale to me, or do you have a discount?
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/r...702d3ae3000bf8
It's cheaper on Amazon.

Dose anyone have an opinion on rhe WEN?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016VD8GAA/ref=dp_cerb_1
They have a 9" also for less than $150
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The sale at Woodcraft ended on 9/21.
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I have this saw and really like it. I bought it on sale a couple years ago at WoodCraft. Did not like the blade, so purchased different widths from Highland Hardware in Atlanta. They work great. You can even resaw smaller stock on this unit.

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Doesn't look like it is on sale to me, or do you have a discount?
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/r...702d3ae3000bf8
It's cheaper on Amazon.

Dose anyone have an opinion on rhe WEN?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016VD8GAA/ref=dp_cerb_1
They have a 9" also for less than $150
I have had the Wen now for almost a year.it is probably the most versatile saw I have in the shop I use it more than my Mitersaw and TablesawThe trick with these small band saws is to keep the guides adjusted and using the right blade for what you are cutting.I do a lot of scroll work plaques and i made a circle cutter for the Wen and it cuts perfect circles.
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I have the sears version.
The bearings needed replaced as well as the blade and the knob on the bottom door broke.
But it has been a good saw. Adjustments are a bit tricky but it can be fine tuned.
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Beware of Craftsman. They are notorious for changing a few things on their products so the OEM parts will not interchange with the Craftsman parts. I had two factories that were Sears contract manufacturers so I got the lowdown first hand. Plus I have had the same experience myself. Craftsman/Sears will project parts usage for a certain time. After that, you are outta luck.
IMHO, go with the Rikon. AS I said, I have one and really like it. I did change to a better blade, though.
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I have this bandsaw and the Pro 14" and love them both. Don't expect to get tons of power but it makes good accurate cuts and runs well.
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I have it and, IMHO, it is good. However, I have found it best to cut blanks on the table saw. Also, got this from an experienced woodworker. Just need to be very careful when cutting the 3/4 x 3/4 widths. Make use of the push stick. To be fair, I had trouble with the original blade drifting at an angle in the cut. I have a new blade with 4 tpi and will be trying it tomorrow.
I put a new blade on mine and it is awesome for straight cuts. The original didn't last long before it started to drift. This is what I would have expected from a bandsaw of this caliber. I use mine for anything small and I have also cut a radius on 4" with it. Slow cutting at that size but it did it!
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I have the Rikon 10" and it has done whatever I asked it to do for years. It will, as of today, receive a new 1/8" blade for tight cuts. It has a new big brother for other tasks.
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Rockler is having a sale on the Jet 10" 299.00
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